The lien can be against you, your spouse, or your company. An IRS lien against your business will seize your accounts receivable. At this point, everything you own is just one short step away from becoming the property of the United States Government.
Liens also appear on your credit report and often prevent you from opening a checking account or borrowing against any assets, like your home. With a federal tax lien on your record, you can’t get a reasonable loan for large purchases like a car. Imagine paying 18 to 22 percent interest on a vehicle that is already putting a strain on your budget. A practical yet efficient solution is necessary with so much on the line.